Congregation Kol Ami

Our Board President

Liz P

Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Liz has been active in the Jewish community since joining Temple Israel in Tulsa as a fourth grade student. Her fondest memories from growing up in the Jewish community in Oklahoma include her community's support when she became a bat mitzvah, putting on the "Fiddler on the Roof" production with her eighth grade classmates (she played Golde), serving as a tutor for the elementary school classes at both the Reform temple and Conservative synagogue, going to Israel with her confirmation class, serving as president of her local chapter of B'nai Brith Girls, and being the youngest member of the search committee for the congregation's first associate Rabbi. "I was always at home in my congregation and that is a feeling that I have tried to recreate for my daughter in Salt Lake City," explained Liz. "Thanks to the incredible community of Congregation Kol Ami, our loving teachers and clergy, Anna knows that she is "home" when in our synagogue. I am so grateful to the community for this gift."

Upon arriving to Salt Lake City in 1990, she was immediately welcomed by members of the Jewish community who took her in for Rosh Hashanah dinner and Passover seders. She and her husband, Perry Hull, married in Salt Lake City in 1995 and together they have a daughter, Anna, who loves our synagogue's religious school and everything Jewish.

Liz is a past-president of Chavurah B'Yachad, the Crossroads Urban Center's board of directors, and a former member of the ACLU of Utah and Neighbors Helping Neighbors boards. In 2009 she joined Congregation Kol Ami's board. She first served as the Chair of the Rafi Schwartz Religious School committee and then served as Vice President of Education, where she oversaw the religious school, youth department and adult education programs. In July 2013, Liz became president of the congregation. Serving as president of Congregation Kol Ami is "one of the greatest honors and challenges of my life; I am truly humbled and grateful to have this opportunity to serve our community," explains Liz.

Liz came to Salt Lake City to teach at Rowland Hall in 1990 as a Middle School social sciences teacher and advisor. Since 2002 years, Liz has served as the school's Director of Service Learning and works with students and teachers in the Middle and Upper Schools in coordinating service learning and the school's community service efforts. Liz also oversees the Upper School's new faculty mentoring program and the Upper School student council. She has twice overseen Rowland Hall's accreditation process and serves on accreditation teams for independent private schools in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools.

Liz graduated from the University of Michigan Residential College with a B.A. in social sciences in 1990 and completed her M.Ed at Westminster College in 2000. In 1996, Liz was the recipient of the Rowland Hall Sumner Family Faculty Award; in 1999 she was the recipient of the Silver Bowl Award from the State of Utah Volunteers Commission; and in 2002 was named the Utah Jazz and Utah Power Community Service MVP in recognition of her work teaching young people about the importance and joys of community service. In 2012, Liz was inducted into the Community Foundation of Utah's E-50 for her leadership and service.